susurrus

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noun su·sur·rus \su̇-ˈsər-əs, -ˈsə-rəs\

Definition of susurrus

  1. :  a whispering or rustling sound

susurrant

play \-ˈsər-ənt, -ˈsə-rənt\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of susurrus

Latin, hum, whisper — more at swarm


First Known Use: 1826


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